10 or 12 days
Rome, Florence, Madrid, Barcelona, with extension to Valencia
Why are the Spanish Steps in Rome? Why do Madrid and Barcelona have so many Roman influences? Examine the intertwined histories and enduring cultures of Italy and Spain, Mediterranean nations that share an affinity for art, architecture, and religion (not to mention mouth-watering cuisine). From the Prado and Park Güell to the Colosseum and Sistine Chapel, gain new perspectives on these pillars  of Europe.
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Italy

  • Day 2: Rome

    Meet your Tour Director at your destination
  • Day 3: Rome

    Take a tour of Vatican City

    With your expert local guide you will visit:

    • Sistine Chapel
    • St. Peter’s Basilica

    Take a self-guided walking tour of Rome

    You will see:

    • Trevi Fountain
    • Pantheon
    • Piazza Navona
    • Spanish Steps
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Roman Catacombs

    Roman Catacombs

    Explore the mysterious world buried beneath Rome since the 2nd century. Christian burial grounds and priceless relics abound, and the art that lines the walls is world-class. Afterward, journey down the ancient Appian Way to the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls. Note: Sturdy walking shoes are recommended. This optional is not recommended for those who are claustrophobic.

  • Day 4: Rome • Florence

    Take a guided tour of Rome

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Roman Forum
    • Colosseum

    Travel to Florence
  • Day 5: Florence

    Take a guided tour of Florence

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Piazza della Signoria
    • Ponte Vecchio
    • Basilica of Santa Croce
    • Gates of Paradise

    Visit the San Lorenzo Market

  • Day 6: Florence • Madrid

    Fly to Madrid

    Take a walking tour of Madrid

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Puerta del Sol
    • Plaza Mayor
    • Mercado de San Miguel
  • Day 7: Madrid

    Tour Madrid with an expert local guide

    Visit the Royal Palace
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Toledo

    Toledo

    This guided half-day excursion takes you to Toledo, the “city of the three cultures.” Explore its diverse artistic and cultural legacy on a panoramic drive around the city, stopping at the iconic cathedral and the famed Church of Santo Tomé. Note: Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. 

  • Day 8: Madrid • Barcelona

    Travel by train to Barcelona

    Take a walking tour of Las Ramblas

  • Day 9: Barcelona

    Visit Park Güell

    Take a guided tour of Barcelona

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • La Sagrada Família
    • Gothic Quarter
    • Montjuïc
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Barcelona flamenco evening

    Barcelona flamenco evening

    Feel the pulse of Spain when you attend an unforgettable flamenco performance! Born of Indian, Moorish, Arabian, and gipsy influences, flamenco dance is a passionate display of dramatic poses and colourful costumes, accompanied by song and guitar. Marvel at the intricate rhythms created by a dancer’s steps, castanets, and clapping. Note: A beverage is included during the one-hour performance.  

  • Day 10: Depart for home

Add 2 more days

  • Day 10: Barcelona • Valencia

    Travel to Valencia

    Explore Mercado Central 

    Take a walking tour of Valencia

     You will see:

    • Plaza de la Virgen
    • Turia Fountain
    • Serranos Gate
    • Silk Exchange

    Tour the City of Arts and Sciences 

  • Day 11: Valencia

    Participate in a hands-on ceramics workshop 

    Enjoy free time to explore the city or relax at the beach 

  • Day 12: Depart for home

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  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Italy

  • Day 2: Rome

    Meet your Tour Director at your destination
  • Day 3: Rome

    Take a tour of Vatican City

    With your expert local guide you will visit:

    • Sistine Chapel
    • St. Peter’s Basilica

    Take a self-guided walking tour of Rome

    You will see:

    • Trevi Fountain
    • Pantheon
    • Piazza Navona
    • Spanish Steps
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Roman Catacombs

    Roman Catacombs

    Explore the mysterious world buried beneath Rome since the 2nd century. Christian burial grounds and priceless relics abound, and the art that lines the walls is world-class. Afterward, journey down the ancient Appian Way to the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls. Note: Sturdy walking shoes are recommended. This optional is not recommended for those who are claustrophobic.

  • Day 4: Rome • Florence

    Take a guided tour of Rome

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Roman Forum
    • Colosseum

    Travel to Florence
  • Day 5: Florence

    Take a guided tour of Florence

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Piazza della Signoria
    • Ponte Vecchio
    • Basilica of Santa Croce
    • Gates of Paradise

    Visit the San Lorenzo Market

  • Day 6: Florence • Madrid

    Fly to Madrid

    Take a walking tour of Madrid

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Puerta del Sol
    • Plaza Mayor
    • Mercado de San Miguel
  • Day 7: Madrid

    Tour Madrid with an expert local guide

    Visit the Royal Palace
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Toledo

    Toledo

    This guided half-day excursion takes you to Toledo, the “city of the three cultures.” Explore its diverse artistic and cultural legacy on a panoramic drive around the city, stopping at the iconic cathedral and the famed Church of Santo Tomé. Note: Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. 

  • Day 8: Madrid • Barcelona

    Travel by train to Barcelona

    Take a walking tour of Las Ramblas

  • Day 9: Barcelona

    Visit Park Güell

    Take a guided tour of Barcelona

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • La Sagrada Família
    • Gothic Quarter
    • Montjuïc
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Barcelona flamenco evening

    Barcelona flamenco evening

    Feel the pulse of Spain when you attend an unforgettable flamenco performance! Born of Indian, Moorish, Arabian, and gipsy influences, flamenco dance is a passionate display of dramatic poses and colourful costumes, accompanied by song and guitar. Marvel at the intricate rhythms created by a dancer’s steps, castanets, and clapping. Note: A beverage is included during the one-hour performance.  

  • Day 10: Depart for home

Add 2 more days

  • Day 10: Barcelona • Valencia

    Travel to Valencia

    Explore Mercado Central 

    Take a walking tour of Valencia

     You will see:

    • Plaza de la Virgen
    • Turia Fountain
    • Serranos Gate
    • Silk Exchange

    Tour the City of Arts and Sciences 

  • Day 11: Valencia

    Participate in a hands-on ceramics workshop 

    Enjoy free time to explore the city or relax at the beach 

  • Day 12: Depart for home

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  • Hotels

    Safe, comfortable hotels with private bathrooms will be waiting for you at your destination.

  • Meals

    Traditional breakfasts and dinners bring local flavours to life as part of your tour experience. Lunches are left for you to discover new favourite dishes of your own.

  • Entrances

    Prado; Madrid Royal Palace; Parque Guell; Colosseum; Roman Forum; Sistine Chapel; St.Peter’s Basilica; With extension: Pompeii Roman Ruins; Capri boat cruise

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your dedicated Tour Director is with your group 24/7, providing deep local insight while handling all on-tour logistics.

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